S. 911 (112th): Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act


May 9, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on June 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John “Jay” Rockefeller IV

Senator from West Virginia



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Last Updated: Nov 14, 2012
Length: 128 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to establish the sense of Congress that Congress should enact, and the President should sign, bipartisan legislation to strengthen public safety and to enhance wireless communications.

Summary (CRS)

TitleI - Reallocation of Public Safety SpectrumSection101 - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to reallocate the 700 MHz D block spectrum (between the frequencies from 758-763 and between 788-793 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 9, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 8, 2011
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 911”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 3756 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Aug 5, 2010

H.R. 2482 (Related)
Public Safety Spectrum and Wireless Innovation Act

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 11, 2011

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